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  Hansel and Gretel funny poem by Australian writer Graeme King - funny, sad, serious and romantic poems. Poems for children, nature and environment poems. ©kingpoetry2007.


a stonnet (a sonnet that tells a well-known story)

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A forest trail and breadcrumbs? Quite absurd!

Yet bread was what that silly Hansel tossed -

and Gretel should have known a hungry bird

would leave them in the deep, dark forest - lost.


A cabin made of candy-choc delight,

with friendly hag who took them in with glee,

but why the weight gain checkup every night?

The witch was craving Children Fricasee!


They fooled her with a stick - she couldn't see

and didn't cook them yet, both far too thin,

the kids used sneaky childish trickery

to lure her to the stove - and chuck her in!


They stayed there when the wicked witch was dead,

why not? Four years supply of gingerbread!



Original picture by Graeme King ©Kingpoetry2007  BACK to TOP